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Robert Bosch/VW Super Vee Championship Round

Watkins Glen, 11 Jul 1981

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Pete Halsmer Ralt RT5/80 [201] - VW Brabham 4
#14
18 33m 55.058s
107.53 mph
2 Dave McMillan Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4
#47
18 34m 20.995s
3 Al Unser Jr Ralt RT5/81 [242] - VW Brabham 4
#5 Galles Racing
18 34m 33.719s
4 Greg Atwell Ralt RT5/80 - VW Brabham 4
#45
18 34m 44.583s
5 Mike Rosen Ralt RT5/81 [239] - VW Brabham 4
#55
18 34m 48.199s
6 Arie Luyendijk March 81BE - VW Schrick 4
#0
18 34m 51.721s
7 Larry Skipsey Ralt RT5/81 [241] - VW Brabham 4
#23
18 35m 10.077s
8 Dave Dickerson Ralt RT5/80 [182] - VW Schrick 4
#7 CAMM Racing
17
9 Curt Erwin March 80V - VW 4
#74
17
10 Doug Clark Ralt RT1 - VW 4
#15 Fleet Power
17
11 Ray Lipper Ralt RT1 [36] - VW 4
#20 Centerline Wheels (see note 1)
17
12 Roy Kischell Zink Z14 - VW 4
#30
16
13 William Vermeer Argo JM2 [020-SV] - VW 4
#88
15
14 Jan Slesinski March 79V - VW 4
#8 American Cancer Society
14 Not known
15 John Kalagian Ralt RT5/80 - VW Heidegger 4
#19
13 Overheating
16 Chip Ganassi Ralt RT5/81 [238 (81-163)] - VW Bertils 4
#22 Amerwire/Kingfish
12 Electrics
17 Fred Phillips Ralt RT1 - VW 4
Zeitler Racing
12
18 Jerry Knapp Ralt RT5/81 [240] - VW Brabham 4
#49 Elite Enterprises
11
19 A J Manning Zink Z14B - VW 4
Empress Travel
9
20 Ed Pimm March 79V - VW 4
#69 Red Roof Inns
8 Accident
21 Bob Earl Ralt RT5/81 [231] - VW Brabham 4
#11 Galles Racing
8 Electrics
22 Roger Penske Jr Ralt RT5/81 [257] - VW Brabham 4
#9 Patrick Petroleum
4 Accident
23 Don Kischell Lola T620 - VW 4
K&K Co.
4
24 Stuart Moore Ralt RT5/81 [229] - VW Bertils 4
#77 Bertils Racing Engines
2 Head gasket
25 Rod Maul Lola T620 - VW 4
Maul Racing
2
26 Jon Q Peterson Ralt RT1 - VW 4
Zeitler Racing
1
27 Bob Schader Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4
Aspen Oil
1
28 Dave Manzolini Zink Z14 - VW 4
B-B Development
1
29 John Paul Jr Ralt RT5/81 [230] - VW Brabham 4
#18
0 Metering unit
DNS Jim Hickman Ralt RT5/81 [232] - VW Schrick 4
#1 Hickman Datsun
Did not start
(Accident)
DNS Frank Bramante March 81BE - VW 4
Aardvark Photo
Did not start
DNS Tony Kester Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4
Log Home
Did not start
DNS Tim Evans Ralt RT1 - VW 4
Did not start
DNS Robert Boffi Lynx - VW 4
Did not start

All cars are 1.6-litre FSV unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Al Unser Jr (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [242] - VW Brabham 4 1m 51.024s
2 Pete Halsmer (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 [201] - VW Brabham 4 1m 51.512s
3 Chip Ganassi (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [238 (81-163)] - VW Bertils 4 1m 51.740s
4 Dave McMillan (FSV) 1.6-litre Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4 1m 52.119s
5 John Paul Jr (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [230] - VW Brabham 4 1m 52.143s
6 Greg Atwell (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 - VW Brabham 4 1m 52.412s
7 Jim Hickman * (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [232] - VW Schrick 4 1m 52.632s
8 Bob Earl (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [231] - VW Brabham 4 1m 52.657s
9 Stuart Moore (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [229] - VW Bertils 4 1m 52.748s
10 Ed Pimm (FSV) 1.6-litre March 79V - VW 4 1m 52.788s
11 Roger Penske Jr (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [257] - VW Brabham 4 1m 52.833s
12 Mike Rosen (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [239] - VW Brabham 4 1m 53.282s
13 Larry Skipsey (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [241] - VW Brabham 4 1m 53.460s
16 Arie Luyendijk (FSV) 1.6-litre March 81BE - VW Schrick 4 1m 54.640s
18 Dave Dickerson (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 [182] - VW Schrick 4 1m 55.488s
19 John Kalagian (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 - VW Heidegger 4 1m 55.513s
23 Doug Clark (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - VW 4 1m 57.732s
24 Curt Erwin (FSV) 1.6-litre March 80V - VW 4 1m 57.796s
26 Jan Slesinski (FSV) 1.6-litre March 79V - VW 4 1m 58.861s
27 Ray Lipper (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 [36] - VW 4 1m 59.393s
28 Roy Kischell (FSV) 1.6-litre Zink Z14 - VW 4 2m 03.630s
30 William Vermeer (FSV) 1.6-litre Argo JM2 [020-SV] - VW 4 2m 10.917s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT1 [36] (Ray Lipper): Consigned by Ralt to Ralt American in summer 1976. Run by Dave McMillan in New Zealand Gold Star series, late 1976. Chassis number observed on Dave McMillan's car by Dave McKinney at Baypark, 2 Jan 1977, and published NZMA 28 Jan 77 p5. Described there as ex Kevin Cogan, so one of the four RT1s [chassis 30; 33; 34; 36] shown in Ralt build records [reproduced Autosport 1977] sent to Brian Robertson for Formula Atlantic series in 1976. Since 30 is known to be the car of Bertil Roos, and 33 that of Craig Hill, we can assume that Cogan indeed used 36 [except at the last race of the year when he is known to use Hill's RT1-33], and 34 was that of Richard Spenard - a car originally intended for McMillan's use in North America, until his sponsorship fell through. Retained by McMillan until at least 1980, and used in both North America and New Zealand. McMillan says took his own car to Canada NZMA 29 Jul 77 p5. NZMA report of the race at Halifax says car used in NZ. Chassis number given for McMillan's car at Bay Park, 2 Jan 1978 [NZMA 20 Jan 78 p4].

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' orginal results.

Despite its success, FSV attracted little coverage and establishing complete race results is proving difficult. The SCCA's Sports Car magazine, On Track and Racecar have proved the most useful sources for the US series. Information on the European series would be most welcome.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.

Individual sources for this event

Chris Townsend's sources include On Track 23 Jul 1981 and Race Car.